Haynes Forums  

Go Back   Haynes Forums > Haynes Roadster Forums > Bodywork and interior
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 5th July 2012, 10:51 PM
raceral raceral is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 63
Default Hinged Hood/Bonnet

I thought I would attach a few photos showing the hinged hood on my roadster.
I have clamshells on my car and am also a bit height deprived.
So every time I had to remove the hood it was a struggle to lift straight up so that the paint would not get scratched.
The hood didn't help by being a bit floppy as well even though it is 16 ga.
I considered a range of options, but in the end figured that some TR2 hinges would be the easiest way to go.
The prop rod I made out of some scrap alum I had laying around.
It has worked out very well so far and I am quite pleased that I did it.
It was definitely one of the easier parts of the build.

Al
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC08348 (Small).JPG (62.9 KB, 119 views)
File Type: jpg DSC08349 (Small).JPG (63.5 KB, 114 views)
File Type: jpg DSC08351 (Small).JPG (63.7 KB, 105 views)
File Type: jpg DSC08291 (Medium).JPG (72.6 KB, 106 views)
__________________
1969 Amx
2004 Passat 1.8T 5Spd 4Motion
Haynes Modified Super 7 3.4L V6
www.lotussuper7replica.com/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 6th July 2012, 11:04 AM
Wynand's Avatar
Wynand Wynand is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Africa
Posts: 173
Default

Excellent job and very practical. I like it
__________________
Cheers

Wynand
http://5psi.net
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 6th July 2012, 12:21 PM
TheArf TheArf is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wrexham North Wales
Posts: 1,041
Default

Looks stunning, the workshop that is, the car aint bad either

Arfon
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 7th July 2012, 01:29 AM
raceral raceral is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 63
Smile

Thanks for the positive comments, helps to show I am on the right track.

Arfons, I had to paint the garage walls after my wife decided it would make a great second home for me.
__________________
1969 Amx
2004 Passat 1.8T 5Spd 4Motion
Haynes Modified Super 7 3.4L V6
www.lotussuper7replica.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.